Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine de Millet Rosé 2023

Domaine de Millet's rosé is a refreshing, dry, coral pink wine, sensibly bottled under screwcap making it handy for picnics and parties. Brimming with pear and guava notes, its refreshing aromas are highlighted by crisp acidity and lovely length.



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Tasting Notes

The Domaine de Millet rosé wine is made predominantly from the obscure Egiodola grape, the remainder from Syrah and a little Merlot. It has lovely crushed berry and orchard fruit scents and flavours leading to a bright, fruity palate, making it every bit as commendable as its white Ugni Blanc - Colombard sibling.

Meaning 'red-blooded' in Basque, the Egiodola grape is local to south-western France and is a cross of Abouriou and Fer - longstanding regional varieties.

About this wine
StyleRose Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionMidi, Côtes de Gascogne
Grape Variety (Cépage)Egiodola, Merlot, Syrah
Food & Wine MatchingChinese Food, Salads, Seafood, White Fish
CellarageThis dry rosé wine is designed to be drunk young.
VinificationEgiodola, Syrah and Merlot grapes are grown on alluvial soils and are picked at optimum ripeness and are completely de-stemmed. Entirely made from 'press' juice, it is cold-stablised for 6 days prior to vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats over a fortnight.. The wine is then fined and filtered prior to spring bottling.
Alcohol By Volume (%)11.5

Domaine de Millet (La Famille Dèche)

The Dèche family, whose considerable vine holdings lie just above Eauze in the Midi-Pyrenées, have resided at Château de Millet for over five generations. Today they make a range of Côtes de Gascogne wines on their 50-hectare estate, as well as Floc de Gascogne and Armagnac. Until the late 1980s, the Dèche family were predominantly producers of Bas Armagnac but, as this market diminished, the forward-thinking Francis Dèche began to diversify, planting Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Chardonnay along with Ugni Blanc to make good, dry, still wines for immediate consumption.


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